About Us

Realising the potential in every child, their whole self – today – and for their future selves and using every moment they are in our care, to make this happen, quickly, is the belief that underpins every move we make.

We are here to help support tomorrow’s citizens and help our children discover themselves and their place in the world. We are proud to be a part of the JTMAT and share the belief ‘in the power of education to improve lives – and the world.’

Vision & Values | We believe "what happens early, matters for a lifetime"

Fradley Park is made up of the most brilliant group of professionals and it is a place where children and adults are excited to learn. We are here to help support tomorrow’s citizens and help our children discover themselves and their place in the world.

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Our Team

Get to know the dedicated team here at Fradley Park!

Chrissie Allen

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

One thing about me: I’m a terrible cook but I’m lucky to have a husband who is brilliant in the kitchen!

Something I’m proud of: This school and every little and big person in it. Also – I once ran for 10 miles!

Favourite book: Children’s book: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.

Grown up book: A book that has always stuck with me is, ‘A Man called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman – a favourite with my book club.

Favourite number: 2…it’s always been my lucky number. I became Headteacher of Fradley Park in 2022 so it must be true. What’s your lucky number?

Favourite place in school: The Hall – it’s where we celebrate, sing and dance together.

Jess Pearson

I am delighted to be the Assistant Headteacher, SENDCO, Early Years Lead and Class Teacher at Fradley Park Primary and Nursery School

One thing about me: I love nothing more than being in the great outdoors and I enjoy sharing funny stories about my 6 ducks who I adore.

Something I’m proud of: I take great pride in seeing children achieve their potential and I am always keen to develop my practice through research. Meeting children’s individual needs, nurturing them to develop a love of learning and ensuring well-being, is a priority in my classroom and my passion.

Favourite book: My favourite book is ‘Whiff or How the Beautiful Big Fat Smelly Baby Found a Friend’ by Ian Whybrow. This book was introduced to me by a child many years ago.

Favourite number: My favourite number is the number 13. Unlucky for some but lucky for me!

Favourite place in school: My favourite place in school is the book area in my classroom.

Jess Nicholson

Class Teacher

One thing about me: I have a Border Collie called Dylan.

Something I’m proud of: I completed the Great Scottish 10k Swim in 2018 and was the 8th fastest female!

Favourite book: I love anything by Julia Donaldson but especially The Gruffalo.

Favourite number: 24.

Favourite place in school: The Nursery classroom – I love playing with the children and watching them learn and grow.

Emily Yates

Teaching Assistant in Reception and Extended School Support Educarer at Early risers

One thing about me: I enjoy baking in my spare time- especially cupcakes with buttercream icing! I also love going on adventures, visiting new places and trying new foods and activities.

Something I’m proud of: I am proud of being able to complete my Primary Education degree alongside working at Fradley Park. I also did a skydive for charity raising over £1000- I had to be very brave!

Favourite book:  Children’s book: ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. It’s a book I always remember wanting read as a child.

Grown up book: ‘The Chimp Paradox’ by Prof Steve Peters, explaining how some parts of our brain can get us into trouble if we don’t control it!

Favourite number:  3! I was born on the 3rd June which makes it my favourite number and it’s the only odd number I choose for the lottery.

Favourite place in school:  The classroom. It’s always full of smiley faces, fun activities, and lots of laughter.

Sandy James

Early Years Professional (EYP)

One thing about me: I like to see the positives in everything I do. 

Something I’m proud of: Running the London Marathon eight months after having my first child. I still can’t believe I did it!

Favourite book: Children’s book: Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.

Grown-up book: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy.

Favourite number: 4. Just for the number of people in my little family!

Favourite place in school: Our Nursery classroom, filled with children, happily exploring our provision. We are very lucky to have such a lovely space to play and learn.

Kirstie Raw

Part-Time Class Teacher

One thing about me: I once did a bungee jump and tandem skydive in New Zealand.

Something I’m proud of: I am proud of being a part of the Fradley Park Family.

Favourite book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (I just love his descriptions of the chocolates and sweets!).

Favourite number: 7 is my lucky number!

Favourite place in school: Any room where the children are learning and laughing!

Tim Bonny-Meekings

Clerical Admin Assistant

One thing about me: I really enjoy going to music festivals.

Something I’m proud of: Adopting my two children, six years ago.

Favourite book: 

Children’s Book- Fantastic Mr Fox

Adult Book – I love an autobiography and Gareth Thomas was a good one.

Favourite number: Unlucky for some but mine is 13!

Favourite place in school: The school office because there is always a warm welcome.

Aimee Gray

Lunchtime Supervisor and Playworker

One thing about me: I love dogs.

Something I’m proud of: I am proud of how far I have come and getting to where I want to be.

Favourite book: We’re going on a bear hunt.

Favourite number: 3 and I don’t know why but I always pick 3.

Favourite place in school: Year 1 classroom because that’s where after school club is and we have lots of fun.

Alan Gee

Caretaker

One thing about me: I’m handy!

Something I’m proud of: All the things I have built over the years.

Favourite Book: Instruction Manuals!

Favourite Number: 10.

Favourite place in school: My cupboard.

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Our Governors

David Adams

EYFS and future curriculum development. SEND, equality and inclusion (including Pupil Premium)

I qualified as a teacher at York. St John College 20 years ago and have worked in schools and educational settings ever since.  I have held a variety of positions over the course of that time and for the past 4 years I have been headteacher of another JTMAT primary school. I am also a governor of another school outside of the Trust but am very proud to be part of the Local Governing Body at Fradley Park and I look forward to supporting the children and staff in my role as Parent Governor.

One last thing about me:  I have recently published a book, entitled ‘SPARKS’, which provides children with strategies to support their mental health, resilience and wellbeing.

Hannah Sinnett

Chair of Governors

I have lived in Fradley for 4 years and love the community here and I am pleased to be more involved in it through being a governor at Fradley Park Primary School.

I have worked for Rolls-Royce as an engineer since 2011, where I currently lead the department designing the engines for aeroplanes. Before that, I studied for a degree in Physics at the University of Sheffield.

I enjoy sharing my love of engineering and science to show that STEM subjects are for everyone! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time hiking and cycling with my husband and travelling in our camper van.

One last thing about me: In my spare time I love to scuba dive and swim with sharks!

Ben Reeves

Vice Chair of Governors

It’s a pleasure to have joined the Fradley Park School board of governors at the beginning of their journey. I have lived in Fradley for 18 years and watched my three daughters progress through local schools, so I was keen to play a (small) part in the school’s evolving story.  

In my day job, I work for a start-up company, bringing a new home finance provider to life. So, the newly formed Fradley Park School seemed a perfect fit. Previously I worked for NatWest for over 20 years, primarily overseeing operations in the Mortgage Services arm.

Outside of work, I love to play golf and annoy my family by playing the guitar.

One last thing about me: I am a qualified windsurfing instructor.

Jess Pearson

Finances and Audits

I am delighted to be the Assistant Headteacher, SENDCO, Early Years Lead, Reception Class Teacher and Staff Governor at Fradley Park Nursery and Primary School.

I take great pride in seeing children achieve their potential and I am always keen to develop my practice through research. Meeting children’s individual needs, nurturing them to develop a love of learning and ensuring well-being is a priority in the classroom is my passion.

One last thing about me: I love nothing more than being in the great outdoors and enjoy sharing funny stories about my 6 ducks who I adore.

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Vision & Values

Fradley Park is made up of the most brilliant group of professionals and it is a place where children and adults are excited to learn.

We are here to help support tomorrow’s citizens and help our children discover themselves and their place in the world.